Translated by Cara Steenstra
News released by the Government Information Services
Release Date: 2006-2-28
Taichung City Mayor Jason Hu and his wife Shao Xiao-Ling were both present at the 228 Peace Memorial Concert on February 28. They presented flowers and also led the public in a minute's silence. Although it was a rainy day, Mayor Hu expressed that the rainy atmosphere helped everyone understand the feelings of the victims' families. And it does not matter how heavy the rain is, or how cold the weather is, the people of Taichung were not afraid. And by attending this memorial, it is hoped that incidents like this will not happen again.
This year’s 228 Peace Memorial Concert's theme was "Love, Chiming the Peace Bell", a continuation of last year's theme of "Love is an Undying Spirit". This year the emphasis is placed on the importance of love, and it is hoped that a field of love can be planted in the hearts' of every victim's families, so that they will face their future positively with love in their hearts. And it was hoped that all those who were present at the concert would learn through what happened in history and learn to appreciate all that they have at present.